There are several signs your baby is ready for solid foods and knowing what they are can really help you decide if it’s time to grab some and get started on the road to solid foods. Most pediatricians recommend offering that first bite of baby food sometime between four and six months of age. Babies are all different, so understanding the cues of readiness is a valuable way for moms and dads to decide when the time is right. Take a read of these signs your baby is ready for solid foods and get ready to be on the lookout for this milestone in your little one’s life.
As I mentioned above, most babies are ready for solid foods between four and six months of age, which is one of hallmark signs your baby is ready for solid foods. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed its guidelines and now advises parents to exclusively breast or formula feed for the first six months. That’s because a baby’s digestion isn’t mature when he’s born and some little ones can’t handle the introduction of solids at such a young age. The best thing to do is talk to your baby’s doctor and work out together when he’s ready.